The list author says: "These are books that I've read, nearly all of them found through lists like this one. If you love all things 'bike' like I do, you won't be disappointed by anything you see here. The list is order of how much I enjoyed them, or how useful I feel they are, more or less."
"Essential resource for those who have two left thumbs, like me. Easy to understand and simply illustrated.My old copy is very well used, as is evident by the amount of oil smudged on from flipping the pages."
"Well written account of the intrigue-filled 1986 Tour de France, where two teammates, Bernard Hinault and Greg Lemond, battle it out for victory. This great book acts as a biography to these two champions, with a healthy background on both of them."
"The first book to open the door onto the insipid world of doping in professional cycling (even if this wasn't the intention of the author). Kimmage is now a sports journalist and and one of the sport's most outspoken critics of doping."
"I read this in French, so can't be sure I understood everything! Fignon gives a great picture of what racing was like in the 80's, with candid talk on doping and of course his rivalry with Lemond and Hinault."
"Sometimes awkwardly translated, but infinitely interesting nonetheless, this coffee table book is piled with stories from Hell. It is not a chronological narrative, but sectioned out in themes like 'Hell's Damned' and 'The Velodrome is a Cathedral'."